Cards - Triumph of the Navigators

Cards: Triumph of the Navigators

Endeavour July 13th 1771

Detail from an original oil painting By Robin Brooks - Marine Painter.
Taken from a series of paintings 'Captain James Cook, Son of the Land, Master of the Sea'

This stunning painting depicts the Endeavour at approximately 12.30 in the final few hours of her circumnavigation of the world. She runs briskly through the Dover Strait under a south-westerly gale. She has reefed topsails, and her topgallant yards have been sent down. By three o'clock she had anchored in the downs and soon after that Captain Cook had landed and had taken a coach to the Admiralty in London.

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